Just in time for tulip season, we are pleased to offer Lenci's 1930's Dutch Girl miniature.
During the 1930’s, Lenci produced miniatures representing countries of Europe in their original costumes. Among the most popular were the pair of dolls representing the Netherlands. From 1931 through 1939 the little Dutch girl appeared in three variations with a slightly different hat, bodice, apron and accessories. The earliest dolls have the most elaborate costuming, the latest have the least amount of detail. This doll is one of the mid-period examples. She is marked #300/4 on her silver circle Lenci tag and has a 4 penciled on the bottom of her foot.
The little Dutch girl is a 9” tall miniature with a swivel head, muslin torso, jointed stiff legs and felt arms with shoulder jointing. She has blue side-glancing eyes and a blonde mohair wig with elaborate curls. Over a crocheted lace headpiece she wears a pink felt cap decorated with pink and blue flowers. Her brown felt dress has pink and teal striped sleeves with brown cuffs and a bodice decorated with a pink flower and four silver beads. Her blue felt apron has a pieced teal and royal blue top. She has an unbleached muslin underskirt and pantalets with a pink felt scalloped edging. She wears wooden shoes. She carries a pink and purple tulip. She is ready to join your collection just in time for spring!
The doll itself is in excellent condition. Her felt apron and skirt have been visited by the moths however and there are several bites on the apron – one with a repair-- and about six repairs on the back of the skirt. Please examine the pictures and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
While you are here, do enjoy the other dolls and seasonal items I have for sale at this time. Thank you for visiting my shop today.
1930's Lenci Dutch Girl Miniature #300/4